How to transfer data on MTN network, yes sharing your data MB from one MTN to another MTN line is 100℅ possible, and I will show you how right here and now.
There are many ways you can transfer data on MTN that you are unaware of, but I will explain them in detail to help you understand how to transfer data on MTN through various means. If you have two separate MTN lines and wish to have data in both lines, you subscribe to one of the MTN lines and then transfer data to the other line.
Your family and friends can as well benefit from your data subscription. Once you have data on your MTN Sim, you can conveniently transfer data MB to any other MTN Sim.
How to transfer data on MTN
To curt the long story short, there are many ways you can transfer data from one MTN Sim to another, and they are as follows:
- Using MTN data transfer Shortcode
- Through MyMTN mobile app
- Using MTN data Gifting method
- Requesting data from family and friends using MTN
You might not be familiar with the process, but I will show you how to transfer data on MTN following any of the methods above.
How to transfer data on MTN using Shortcode
Using shortcodes to transfer data on MTN is the fastest and easiest means of transferring MB data from one MTN Sim to another. Now, if you wish to transfer data to someone, all you have to do is pick your phone with the MTN line and dial *131*Phone number*Data Value# and press send. For example, if you wish to send data to 08038900000, what you need to do is to dial on your phone *131*08038900000*500#
However, most times, this Shortcode doesn't work. You might get an error stating that this service is temporarily unavailable. If that happens when you move to the next step immediately, nothing will prevent you from transferring data to family and friends.
How to transfer data on MTN using MyMTN mobile app
My favorite method of sharing my Man data with family and friends is through my mobile app. If you are using an Android phone and have not downloaded the MTN app, you are missing a lot. MyMTN mobile app does not only help you to transfer data on MTN but as well help you to do other things like:
- You can link your NIN and check the status quickly.
- Check your data balance and bonuses with ease.
- Access to MTN bonus airtime and data offers
- You can enable and disable MTN services through the app
- Share Airtime and data MB after and lots more.
Now, to transfer data from your MTN Sim to another MTN user, whether to your other MTN sim or friends and family, you have to follow this instruction.
I will assume that you have already downloaded and installed MyMTN mobile app. If you have not, then you can get it from the Google play store here
. Install it and register for you to be able to use the mobile app.
Go to your phone menu and locate the MyMTN app icon, open it and log in with your phone number. Below the app menu, you will see 'Bundle' click on it, and you will be taken to another menu with lots of options but what you need is to locate 'share data' to navigate to the final page, where you will select the data value you wish to transfer, enter the destination number and click proceed to complete the data transfer.
Note: You will not be able to transfer more than 1GB per day using this method. You can share 500MB two times to a different number or a particular MTN Number, but after that, you won't be able to transfer till the next day.
Alternatively, you can transfer more than 1GB on MTN per day, but you must subscribe to the MTN SME data bundle plan, which will allow you to transfer data from one MTN to another when you want and how you want.
How to transfer data on MTN using data gifting method
MTN data gifting is a platform designed to enable its subscribers to gift data to other MTN users. You can give data from your data plans or buy it for family and friends directly using this method.
To get started, dial the popular MTN shortcode, which is *131#, from the option provided.
- Select 7 (Gift Data)
- Select 1 ( Transfer from data balance)
From here, you will be asked to provide the phone number of the person you are transferring the data to, enter the recipient number, and then click ok to proceed to another page where you will enter the amount of MB that you wish to transfer.
Dial *131# > Select 7 - Gift Data > Select 1 - Transfer from your data balance.
How to request data from family and friends
We have been discussing how to transfer data on MTN but what if you don't have data and need a friend to help you out with little data to update things online.
Well, the MTN data gifting is designed to allow MTN subscribers to share data among themselves. You can transfer data and as well request data from any family and friends using the MTN network.
To request data from someone, dial *131*
- Select 7 (Gift Data)
- Select 3 (Request data from a friend)
- Enter your friend's number and click send.
If you got it correctly, then your friend will receive a notification of your data request. However, it's left for your friends to honor your request or ignore it.
I hope you have learned how to transfer data on MTN without stress? If you are still confused in any way, don't hesitate to use the comment box below to share your problem.